ESPN College Hoops 2K5 Xbox

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    Using the same game engine as its NBA counterpart, 2K5 plays better than it did a year ago, in part because the A.I. is way smarter. [Jan 2005, p.128]
  2. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    The sweat-while-you-play intensity just isn't there. [Jan 2005, p.92]

Awards & Rankings

#54 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. JordanM.
    Apr 27, 2007
    4
    Good game but it freezes ALOT during legacy mode. Would be great if you didn't have to reset your game every other time you play it!
  2. JS.
    Dec 28, 2006
    9
    Great game everything is pretty realistic with what real coaching is like... and I am one so I know... by the way to that guy that wants Great game everything is pretty realistic with what real coaching is like... and I am one so I know... by the way to that guy that wants unlimited recruiting points, there are rules in NCAA that limit how many you have in real life, you can only make so many calls have so many visits etc... they're annoyingly complicated but the game does a good job of depicting them. Full Review »
  3. CoryK.
    May 7, 2005
    10
    This game is the best basketball game of 2005. I probably would give it a 9 but it's only $20 and that's a lot of bang for your buck.